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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Curiouser and curiouser

Dr Andrew Emerson is an English mental health nurse and nationalist politician. He demands "equal treatment for the ethnic majority".[1]

A quondam member of the BNP, Emerson was expelled for publicly censuring its leadership, whereupon he helped to found a new party, named Patria (Latin for "Homeland").[2]

Officially, Patria is "neither left nor right, but patriotic";[3] variations of this tagline are common among nationalist parties — the English Democrats, for example, have used the slogan "not left, not right, just English!"[4]

In its manifesto Patria promises to end immigration by "ethnic aliens" and to withdraw from the EU without a prior referendum. Patria pledges to deport "foreign criminals, illegal immigrants and failed and bogus asylum seekers" and inter alia, to repeal the Race Relations Act, 1965, the Human Rights Act, 1998, the Climate Change Act, 2008 and the Equality Act, 2010, as well as to withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights. Patria also promises the banning of halal and kosher slaughter and a halt to the commissioning of new mosques, as well as the restoration of the death penalty for murder and treason.[5]

The Patria website features a number of articles by Emerson, containing his curious ramblings about "the liberation of our people from the yoke of alien oppression".[6] Emerson also runs a personal blog with a number of interesting posts, such as copypaste of a lengthy article from American Renaissance about the "Jewish agenda"[7] and a Telegraph article about prehistoric Britain given the new title "The pre-eminent genius of the White race".[8]

"Racism is a made up word. It’s code for anti-white, anti-English", says Emerson. "The people who accuse us of being racist can’t explain what they mean by the word."[2]

Emerson's argument appears to be that the words racism and racist are nothing more than stigmatizing labels to be attached to an opponent's views or behaviour, but never one's own. The function of the labelling, of course, being an appeal to emotion rather than to reason: name-calling as a substitute for rational debate.


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